Church News
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Ladies Conference Hickory Ridge Community Church will be hosting a Ladies Conference on April 9 and 10. "Live Your Legacy Before You Leave It, Three Women of the Bible Drama Presentations" by Anita Gutschick, will be held at the Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville. The Friday night session begins at 7 p.m. and the Saturday session is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be light refreshments on Friday night, with breakfast and lunch being served on Saturday. A registration fee of $15 per adult and $10 for young girls ages 8-13 (accompanied by an adult) covers the cost of the guest speaker and food. Registration deadline is March 27. For further information, call 349-4569 or 349-5139.

The Ark Good Friday service Seaford Wesleyan Church, "The Ark," will be holding a Good Friday service from 12 noon till 1 p.m. on Friday, April 2. Come join in as they reflect on the "7 sayings of Christ." For information, call 628-1020.

Booker Street Church of God Booker Street Church of God in Georgetown, will be hosting 2010 Pastor's Appreciation Week on April 6-11. The host pastor is Bishop Marvin Morris. Call 856-3404 or 856-9097 for more information.

Gospel Concert The Snethen United Methodist Church is sponsoring a concert on Saturday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Parkside High School, Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury. Appearing will be Brian Free & Assurance, Dixie Melody Boys and Mark Bishop. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Children 10 and under are $6. Tickets are available at local Christian bookstores.

Women's Day at Gethsemane UMC Women's Day will be held on April 17 from 9 a.m. until noon at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. This year's theme is "Thank You for a Being a Friend." Call 629-2862 to register by April 12. Cost is $5 per person which includes lunch.

Family and Friends Day Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, will be celebrating "Family and Friends Day" on Saturday, April 17, at 6 p.m. Elder Willie Williams of Glassboro, N.J., will be the guest minister. Special honoree is Rita Williams Boardly and time will be allotted during the service to show her love and support. For more information, call 629-9443.

Eunice Wright in live recording Crossroad Christian Church is featuring Eunice Wright in a live recording on Friday, April 30. Doors open at 6 p.m., recording begins at 7 p.m. General admission is $10. VIP tickets, which includes preferred seating and a copy of the CD when released, are $20. Tickets are available at the Mustard Seed in Milford or the Gospel Shoppe in Salisbury. The church is located on 4867 N. DuPont Highway, in Dover. For more information or to purchase VIP tickets, contact Joyful Noyze Entertainment at 302-241-5015.

Spring hymn sing The annual Spring Hymn Sing will be held at Galestown U.M.C. on April 11 at 2 p.m. Special music will be provided by Sacred Sounds (southern gospel bluegrass). A buffet style dinner will be served immediately after the service at the community center.

Lenten fish dinners The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 will once again be offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes church hall, at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Hwy., Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent through March 26. Serving times will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $9; children $4. Proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council #4075 college scholarship fund and other church based activities.

Community Lenten Service The Bridgeville Charge will sponsor a Community Lenten Service at Williams Chapel Church in Bridgeville with an Ash Wednesday Service and ending Friday, April 2, with the Seven Last Words at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Sevenchurches from the surrounding Bridgeville area will participate.All services will be held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. April 2 - "Seven Last Words From the Cross Service" at Mt. Calvary UMC. For more information, call 542-5752.

Free soup and sandwiches New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.

LMA Good Friday Service The Laurel Ministerial Association will hold a community Good Friday Service at Christ UMC on Central Avenue in Laurel, on April 2, at 7 p.m. Ministers of different denominations and churches will participate. The LMA will also hold a Cross Walk through downtown Laurel starting at noon on Good Friday.

Union UMC Choir events Union United Methodist Chancel Choir of Bridgeville presents, "Worthy! A Song for the Ages" Easter Cantata, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 28. A holy week pancake supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and $3 for children under 10. See any choir member for tickets or purchase at the door.

Gospel concert A gospel concert featuring Lights of Home, All 4 Him, Amy Holloway Stark, Jennifer Kimbell and Phil Davis will be held on Saturday, April 10, at Sam Yoder's Farm in Houston. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and food will be available for purchase. For more information and tickets, call 629-4535 or 228-2825. All proceeds benefit Joshua House Ministries.

Easter activities at Trinity UMC Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel will hold many free activities for the Lenten/Easter season. All are welcome to every event. Friday, March 26: Movie: The Passion of the Christ, 6:30 p.m. (discussion after) Thursday, April 1: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 4: Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Easter Cantata Service, 10 a.m.

Easter fun for kids St John's United Methodist Church in Seaford welcomes all ages 2 - grade 5 to their Annual Easter Party on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. - noon. Egg hunt, games, craft, lunch and tons of fun. Rain or shine event. Pre-register by calling the church office, 629-9466.

Easter Fun Day Seaford Wesleyan Church, "The Ark," will host an Easter Fun Day from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Activities include an egg hunt, games, hay rides and story time. All are welcome to attend.

Laurel Wesleyan Special Services The Laurel Wesleyan Church invites you to experience Easter with them. On Good Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. there will be a special music, drama and communion service focusing on remembering what Christ has done. On Easter Sunday, April 4, at 9 and 10:45 a.m., the service will also feature special music and drama. The church is locted at 30186 Seaford Road (Alt. 13). For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

The Cash Family performs Seaford Wesleyan Church, 'The Ark,' invites you and your family to join us as we celebrate Palm Sunday with The Cash Family on Sunday, April 28 at the 10:30 a.m. service. For more information, call 628-1020. Easter services at St. Luke's St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will prepare for Easter Day with several special services. Everyone is invited to attend. Monday, March 29 - Holy Eucharist service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 - Renewal of Ordination Vows, Cathedral of St. John, Wilmington. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato, Rector of St. Luke's, will attend this service, along with others from St. Luke's parish. Wednesday, March 31 - Holy Eucharist service, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1 - Maundy Thursday, Institution of the Holy Eucharist, 7 p.m. Service includes the reservation of the holy sacrament for use on Good Friday and the stripping of the altar in anticipation of Good Friday. Friday, April 2 - Good Friday Liturgy, noon, includes the Passion Gospel and communion from the reserved sacrament Friday, April 2 - Stations of the Cross service, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3 - Commemoration of Jesus in the Tomb, 10 a.m. Sunday, April 4 - Easter Day First Eucharist - 9 a.m. Service resplendent with music, Alleluias and flowers.

First Annual Gospel Fest Weekend Join us on April 23 and 24 for our first annual "Fellowship of Christian Artists Gospel Fest Weekend" Concerts. On Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m., members of the Fellowship of Christian Artists will sing at Elkton Church of God, Elkton, Md., and again at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown. For more information,call Jeannie and Jerry Jones, 228-4813; Wayne Porter, Walking Miracle Ministries, 241-1620; or Thom Slaughter, Second Wind Ministry, 690-8908.For more about FCA, visit

Men's and Lady's Conferences Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown, for an annointed time of fellowship and learning more about the works of God in our lives as men and women. For details visit For more information about FCA, visit or call 302-228-4813. Easter musical at Alliance Church The choir of Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford will present "Once Upon a Cross," on Maundy Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Easter Sunday, April 4, at 11 a.m. The presentation is free. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

Calvary UMC events The following events will be held at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Pre-Men's Day Joy Night, Saturday, March 27, 6 p.m. - All choirs, praise dancers, soloists, steppers, etc. are invited. For more information, contact Brother Butch Lee at 337-8198. Foot Washing/Communion Service, Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m. - Guest preacher will be the Rev. Charles W. Smith Jr. of Williams Chapel Church, Bridgeville. For more information, contact Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. at 443-944-3665. Seven Last Words from the Cross,Friday, April 2, 7 p.m. - Seven dynamic area preachers will bring the "Seven Last Words From the Cross" as Jesus died to save us from our sins. Preachers are Elder Joyce Mizelle, Grace N Mercy Ministries, Greenwood; Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Dickerson, Greater Mt. Olive Full Gospel Ministries, Cambridge, Md.; Rev. Elmer Davis Jr., St. Mark UMC, Salisbury, Md.; Rev. Charles W. Smith Jr., Williams Chapel, Bridgeville; Rev. Reginald J. Chandler Sr., Liberating Power AMEZ Church, Bridgeville; Rev. Bernadette Beckett, Ebenezer/Samuel Wesley UMC, Princess Anne Md.; and Elder Annette P. Wilson, Cathedral of Love Church, Salisbury. For more information, contact Rev. Hopkins at 443- 944-3665. Joint Men's Day, Sunday, April 11 - Guest preacher will be the Rev. Randolph Fitchett, Preston Circuit Charge, Preston, Md., along with his choir and congregation. Join us as we salute the work and commitment of the men on the Bridgeville Charge as we worship and praise the Lord.For more information, contact Brother Lee at 337-8198.

Reaping the Harvest Church of God and Saints of Christ Church on Concord Road in Seaford will hold a Prayer Breakfast, Reaping the Harvest, from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 28. The speaker will be Alonzo Black of Ross Point Freedom Church. Donations will be taken - $7 for one person and $10 for two. For more information and tickets, call Robert Brown at 628-3903.

Porter to speak at St. Paul's St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel hosts Wayne K. Porter, of Walking Miracle Ministries, at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 28.The program will begin with Friends of Don Murray. Hear how God delivered Wayne from his battle with Crohn's disease. For an evening of great testimony and music, you don't want to miss this one. For more information, call Pastor Don at 856-6107.